Jan's Ham and Egg Breakfast Strata

This recipe was first served to me 35 years ago while up North snowmobiling with a number of families. Now it typically gets served Christmas morning and on Memorial Day weekend while up North with friends. This is always a crowd pleaser and makes great leftovers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 days 2 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 days 10 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 18 slices sandwich bread

  • 3 cups bite-sized cooked ham

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 8 ounces shredded Swiss cheese

  • 6 eggs

  • 3 cups milk

  • ½ teaspoon onion salt

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • 3 cups crushed corn flakes

  • ½ cup melted butter


  1. Grease a 9x12-inch baking pan with butter. Combine Cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese in a bowl.

  2. Remove and discard bread crusts. Arrange 1/2 the bread on the bottom of the pan. Top evenly with 1/2 the ham and then 1/2 the cheese mixture. Repeat layers of bread, ham, and cheese mixture.

  3. Combine eggs, milk, onion salt, and dry mustard in a bowl. Pour over layers in the baking pan, cover, and refrigerate strata 8 hours to overnight.

  4. The next morning, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove strata from the refrigerator and uncover.

  5. Combine corn flakes and melted butter in a bowl and pour evenly over strata.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until set, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and let strata sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
30g Fat
29g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 1079mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 431mg 33%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.